The urine drying pilot is operational

After a week in the city of Tampere in Finland, our team over there finished integrating a urine drying bed into the Biomaja toilet. The entire toilet is on a trailer, making it portable and houses a dry urinal and a urine diverting dry toilet. The urine treatment is done by alkaline dehydration, a technology developed by our research group and which we have been pursuing for several years now. The urine treatment unit requires an area of just 0.75 m2 and has a capacity of processing 30 L urine/day into a dry, nutrient-rich fertiliser.

On the 4th of March, members of our group that travelled to Finland, along with partners from the MORTTI project transported the integrated toilet 100 km west of Tampere. The toilet is now very much operational, and is intended to be used for a period of at least 3 months.

Check out the video of Eeva-Liisa Viskari trying out our toilet here:

More updates about the project can also be found on the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland’s page:

Contact: Prithvi Simha

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